A NEW lift has been installed at Salisbury’s Guildhall to improve access to the building for disabled people.

The Inspire Foundation and its patrons were joined by 180 guests to a fundraising event following the installation of the lift on Thursday.

The hi-tech lift has been installed inside the Fish Row entrance, enabling disabled visitors easier access to the banqueting hall and the crown court room.

Inspire Foundation executive director Rory Steevenson said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for the Friends of Inspire to be present at the Guildhall to officially open the new lift during one of our charity’s many fundraising events. “We are also delighted that some of our patrons, trustees and research scientists have been able to join us and put the lift through its paces.”

Inspire Foundation is a national research charity based within the grounds of Salisbury District Hospital.